Welcome to the Jobcase resource center for unemployment in West Virginia. You may be trying to understand your unemployment eligibility and benefits to keep you afloat during this challenging time. Applying for unemployment benefits can be complicated, so we put together these resources to help you navigate.
The state-run Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is overseen by WorkForce West Virginia and is part of the Unemployment Compensation Division.
The fastest way to file a claim is online here
File initial claim and weekly certification by calling 1-800-379-1032.
Coronavirus Update: Due to an increase in website traffic because of the COVID-19 outbreak, WorkForce WV's systems are experiencing disruptions and temporary outages. We know this is frustrating during this challenging time, but please be patient. Get updated info on COVID-19 and unemployment in WV here.
To apply for unemployment, you need to provide information including:
-If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will need your government-issued documentation showing your work status. Your document must include:
For helpful info on how to apply click here.
Good luck, we're here to help! Information is changing quickly. Please consult the state’s applicable website provided above to be sure the information is valid.